MCM Registration

Due to the number of expected deferment re-registrations from 2020 and 2021, the Marine Corps Marathon Organization will be rolling out the 47th Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Weekend Events registration in stages.


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Privacy Act Statement -

Authority: 10 U.S.C. 5041, Headquarters, US Marine Corps; Marine Corps Order P1700.27B, Marine Corps Community Services Policy Manual (MCCS); Marine Corps Marathon Charter effective 27 Mar 2007; and SORN MMC00010.

Purpose: To register, acknowledge and promote participation in Marine Corps Marathon Organization events. Information is used to plan, organize, coordinate and execute the events and communicate with the runners and volunteers before, during and after the event to include publication of finisher results, finisher certificates and race photographs, videos and motion pictures. Data and photographs, videotape, motion pictures and other recordings may be used by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization and its select sponsors for surveys, publications on websites, race programs and promotions, newspaper articles, newsletters and other race marketing purposes and runner enhancements.

Routine Uses: Information is accessed by Marine Corps Marathon Organization personnel with a need to know to meet the purpose. Information may be provided to television, online and print media to provide publicity on the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events and to selected sponsors approved by the Marine Corps Marathon Organization. A complete list and explanation of the applicable routine uses is published in the authorizing SORN available at

Disclosure: Voluntary. However, failure to provide the information may result in ineligibility to participate in the Marine Corps Marathon Organization events.

Agency Disclosure Statement -

The public reporting burden for this collection of information, 0703-0053, is estimated to average 5 minutes per response, including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or burden reduction suggestions to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, at Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.

General Registration

The 47th MCM live event is sold out. A limited number of virtual MCM entries are still available, as well as live and virtual entries for the MCM50K.

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Virtual Registration

Back by popular demand, a limited number of virtual entries will open simultaneously with the live and in-person registration. Participants will have from October 1 to November 10 to complete their distance.

A virtual finish will not count toward MCM Runners Club or the Semper Fidelis Challenge.

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Participant Bib

Registered virtual runners may download a personal participant bib to wear or display. Bibs are now avaliable.

To Download your Virtual Bib:

  • Log into your Participant Account (username is your email)
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on your MCM registration
  • Click “Download Your Virtual Bib"

Connect a wearable

Participants have the option to link their personal wearables to their account to track their mileage and submit results. This should be done prior to starting your virtual event. Log into your participant account to view wearable options.

To sync your wearable:

  • Connect your wearable device.
  • Click on “Your devices” at the top of the screen and click "Connect" under your device.
  • Follow the steps to connect.
  • You will be prompted to log into your wearable device

Submitting Results

Runners are encouraged to submit their results through participant account in Haku.

Results may be submitted via a link to a public page from an app, a screenshot, a photo of a watch or treadmill or directly from a supported wearable device. Ensure to record both distance and time in your submission. Participants have from October 1, 2022 until November 10, 2022 to input their finisher data.

To submit results manually:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • Click on the specific event registration
  • Scroll to the bottom of registration information
  • Enter total finish time, distance completed and additional information.
  • Enter proof of finish time via link or photo (optional)
  • Click “Save” to complete your submission

To submit results from synced device:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations.”
  • Select the event you are submitting time for
  • Click “Submit Activity” and “Log New Activity.”
  • Select “Add From Wearable.”
  • The data from your device will be displayed
  • Click “Select” to choose an activity to submit as your results.

Finisher Certificates

To download your virtual finisher certificate:

  • Log into Participant Account
  • Click “Your Registrations”
  • On the right side, click on "See Your Finisher Details"
  • Click on "View Your Results"
  • Click on "Download Finisher Certificate"

Participants have the option to link their personal wearables to their account to track their mileage and submit results. This should be done prior to starting your virtual event. Log into your participant account to view wearable options.

Charity Partners

For those who want to dedicate participation to a cause, MCM Charity Partner organizations offer guaranteed access to the MCM. Make a personal connection to a cause and contact MCM Charity Partners directly to learn about programs, fundraising requirements and the registration process.

Charity registrations open on March 1.

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Golden Ticket

MCM Mystery Holiday Gift Golden Ticket holders will receive a designated registration link via email on February 2 and have until February 15 to register.


Ambitious runners can register for three MCM Weekend events through a combination of virtual or live MCM, MCM50K and MCM10K to complete the Trifecta. This challenge will reward finishers with a stunning challenge coin in addition to the corresponding finisher medals.

In order to achieve the Trifecta, runners must run either the MCM or MCM50K live and the other two events can be virtual.

Registration for the virtual MCM and MCM50K events is now open. MCM10K registration will open on April 6.

Semper Fi Challenge

Semper Fi Challenge participants receive a special Semper Fi Challenge medal after completing live events in May (Historic Half or Devil Dog Double) and October 2022. The October event may be either the live MCM or the live MCM50K. The Challenge medal will be awarded in addition to the individual event medals.

Travel Agencies

Annually runners from more than 50 countries participate in the MCM. Enhance the experience if traveling from abroad and make the visit to Arlington, VA and the nation's capital even more significant. Register for the MCM through one of the partner travel agencies.

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Deferments are allowed for the MCM and MCM50K only. To defer:

  • Go to and login to your participant account
  • Once logged in, click on “Your Registrations” at the top of the page
  • On the right side of the tile for your registration, click on “View Registration"
  • At the bottom, click on the grey button labeled “Registration Options,” then click on “Defer for Future”
  • Click "Defer and Pay" to confirm your deferment

*See your deferment confirmation email for instructions on how to claim your deferment next year.


After registering, some runners are unable to participate in the MCM or they may wish to switch their registration to a different MCM Weekend event. These runners may opt to transfer their entry to a non-registered runner through the MCM Transfer Program. The MCM is not responsible for identifying individuals for the transfer. Often, runners are able to connect via the MCM Facebook page. A fee is associated with this service. Transfers may be executed any time after a runner is offically registered.

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Bigger than big. The MCM50K start line is located on on Route 110 in Arlington, VA-the same location as the Marine Corps Marathon.

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Held on the same day as the MCM, the MCM10K is a 6.2 mile run that shares the same finish line as the MCM at the Marine Corps War Memorial.

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Refundable Registration

Participants who are concerned they may not be able to participate in a Marine Corps Marathon Organization event can pay an additional service fee (12% of all items purchased, excluding event processing fees) for a 100% refund. The service fee will be the only amount not refunded. Refundable registration must be purchased as part of the registration process. Participants cannot go back and purchase once registration is complete.

For more information on the perils covered by refundable registration visit:

Please note, refundable registration does not cover the following:

  • If the participant does not attend the event because they are concerned about the coronavirus (COVID-19) or are self-isolating without a positive COVID-19 test or other non-COVID-19 communicable diseases leading to quarantines or travel restrictions.
  • If event organizers cancel the race.
  • Processing fees associated with items (entry fee, ancillary products, etc.) purchased during the application process.

Bib Mail Out

A bib mail out option is provided for those runners who are unable to attend Packet Pick Up at the Health and Fitness Expo at the DC Armory. For an additional fee, participants can have their bib, event shirt, patch (MCM and MCM50K) and baggage bag shipped.

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Brooks MCM In-Training Gear

Shop the Brooks line of MCM In-Training gear, available for purchase on the Brooks website. Whether it's your first MCM or you're a veteran of "the People's Marathon," choose from officially licensed caps, T-shirts and tanks that motivate you while training for the 47th MCM!

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A wide variety of volunteer openings will be available for various things throughout event weekend, for both individuals and groups.

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